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TrueBlue Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
28 Reviews
2.6
28 Reviews
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TrueBlue President, CEO, and Director Steve Cooper
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  1.  

    I've learned a lot but its time to move on

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at TrueBlue

    Pros

    Sales personnel have huge potential for high income if the operations side of the business is performing well

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes the entire time I've worked here which has created a low morale and a ton of turmoil.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was sometimes great, but poor management practices ruined the gig.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started with them they had a good solid staff, and a plan to improve their technology and IT practices.

    Cons

    The good solid staff were driven away when the company started blindly following trends and gave it's future away to a consulting group. The most successful Senior management was the most political and least effective I have ever seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a management team with the strength and desire to actually manage IT rather than trying to offload it to third parties. Don't politicize software development so much, demand higher quality from the contract consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the company is really about making sure you take care and spend time with your family, employee of the quarter recognition

    Cons

    no consistency, little to no interest in wanting to compensate employees with raises, tons of work for 1 person to manage and do a constantly good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees with more respect, they work really hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Optimistic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Encourage thinking outside of the box, flexible work environment, a lot of internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Often make decisions and move to implement without fully understanidng all day-today operations and actions, this leave this end user scrambling to pick up the pieces and make everything come back togetehr to try and ease the burden form the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the details provided by the end users before moving forward with major project systems. Listening to the voice of the users up front will eliminate a lot of the issues that pop up after a "go-live" event.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical Staffing Company Disappointed Greatly

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    Former Employee - Temp in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Temp in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at TrueBlue part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, varying levels of commitment

    Cons

    Low Wages, No benefits, poor employee services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could be a great place...

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at corporate as a temp in the legal department. True Blue could be a great place to work if they got a handle on office politics. The people are great to work with. I got caught in the crossfire of office politics. My red flag should have been my first day when I was told my upper management that they all love to gossip. If you just want to go to work and get your job done, I'd steer clear of any citrate environment. My biggest advice would be to keep your nose clean and don't get caught up in the politics. The people really are great though. They pay decently and management is eager to help you develop your knowledge base. It would be great for an entry-level legal professional.

    Cons

    Politics
    Gossip
    Too many outings - distracts from work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Let's streamline upper management and and build up the branch staff to get the job done.

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    Current Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TrueBlue

    Pros

    Many job opportunities across the US. Variety of diiferent jobs throughout the company, including jobs that are promoted from within the company.

    Cons

    Currently unstable work environment. Company is "top heavy" with management staff. Temporary labor jobs are very susceptable to local economy, causing job loss through branch closures to be very common in the cuurent job market in mosr areas of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize upper management, upsize branch and field operations staff. Many branches are undetr staffed, creating a situation where we don't have the resources to get the work, but we need the work to keep the workers. It seems a mystery to many field staff just what some upper management people actually do. Don't cut back on the essentials in order to keep the expendables.

    No opinion of CEO

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